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Vallarta Zoo

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Address: Camino al Eden 700, Mismaloya, Mexico
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+52 322 228 0501
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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A place we love to go

This was our 7th time to this zoo. And as always, there were lots of improvements. We enjoy being able to hand feed so many beautiful animals. It is truly an experience you could... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LesliAndyBrandt
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our 7th time to this zoo. And as always, there were lots of improvements. We enjoy being able to hand feed so many beautiful animals. It is truly an experience you could never have at home. Admission still was only $10 usd and it was still only 50 pesos for a bag of feed... that price hasn't changed... More 

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Thank LesliAndyBrandt
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are from North America you will probably not like this zoo. It is very old fashion. The animals are kept in concrete cages rather than natural habitats. While the animals seem to be well fed their care and attention is less than optimal. The animals were restless and many were missing feathers or fur , a sure signs... More 

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1 Thank Glenn V
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Your political views on zoos play a huge part on whether or not you will enjoy this zoo. If you think animals should not be in zoos, or have ever thought zoos are bad, don't go. If you're more like me and think zoos, promote conservation and caring for animals, then you will TOTALLY love this experience! Yes the cages... More 

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Thank Sarah S
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo was terrible and depressing. All animals were in tiny cages, the whole place smells terrible and the staff are rude.

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Thank CharS24
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to a zoo near Cancun and this was about the same. Zoos are not going to be like they are in America with bigger living situations. If you are an animal activist then this place will not be for you, but if you would like to see animals a little closer and actually feed or hold them,... More 

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Thank npike8
Tacoma, Washington
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The zoo in Puerto Vallarta is perhaps the most interesting place we have visited in the city. For $85 USD per person you get admission to the zoo, two cold drinks, a bag of food for the zoo animals with instructions about which ones eat what and at the end, a chance to hold the little cats that are living... More 

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Thank 710ron
Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is only getting 4 stars because of the experience it provided to the kids. We paid the extra $85 to hold the tigers / jaguars / money / it was truly unforgettable. The zoo conditions are ok - the animals were all very tired the day we went (or sad) not sure which. However, they are well fed... More 

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Thank Leigh-Anne H
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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85 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You would think we would know to wear bug spray since they were selling tons of bottles at the front of the zoo but we didn't. You must have bug spray it is not an option. We did not even realize we were bitten until after the fact. Other than the bugs the zoo was amazing. The admission is 10... More 

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Thank Lily_rosenberg
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have mixed feelings about this zoo. On one hand, our kids really enjoyed interacting with a number of animals in a way that would not be possible in most other zoos, feeding many of them and getting quite close. Highlights were the giraffe, cappucin monkeys, hippopotamus and lions. However there is a reason why one does not encounter animals... More 

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1 Thank Andrew H
San Francisco, California
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a kind of sad zoo, but super fun because of the relaxed environment. This was our second trip in the past five year, we stubbled upon it the first time and enjoyed the second time around. I half expect to be able to be able to pet the tiger. Go on a collet day and buy the food... More 

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